Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4 out of 5 by FitDoc1 HAPPY HENNA HAIR
It appears from their website that Swanson no longer carries the Henna Hair Coloring exact product / brand I've bought from them and used for a number of years. It worked great, was a good size package, good value, and IT WAS A COMPLETE KIT, WHICH INCLUDED THE GLOVES AND CAP.
I scrutinized all the Henna Hair Coloring Products that Swanson is now showing as available on their website, and this one appeared to be the same Henna Powder as I have used in the past, just in a jar. Period. No 'package' or 'kit.' No gloves or cap included.
One needs the gloves and cap for the most convenient, proper and best application with no hassle, and of course, the desired perfect results. Fortunately, I still have an adequate supply of gloves and caps left from the previous Henna Package Complete Kits that I had been getting. So it all worked out very well this time, and should continue to do so for quite a few applications to come in the future, as long as I still have my supply of gloves and caps. Perhaps, Swanson will resume carrying this Henna Powder that will be sold in a 'complete kit' form, and at a reasonable price, which is what I have been used to.
All that being said, the results from the Dark Brown Henna Hair Coloring Powder itself turned out perfectly, just the way I like it. I mix the powder with hot black coffee made with purified water, rather than plain water, in order to get the color I want and like. Also, I put a small splash of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar into the mixture as I make it up. This gives the the exact color I want. It lasts a long time without fading or washing out, and my hair quality is excellent with this Henna Hair Coloring product on it. Actually, it's like the henna isn't there at all. Just natural and healthy hair in the right color and texture. Works for me.
August 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by pplanko Good for your hair
I started using henna instead of regular color because of the positive benefits and I was tired of losing hair because of using harsh chemicals. This product works just fine but it does take a bit to wash it out and the convenience just isn't what I'd love, but all in all, it's worth the effort. My hair looks luxurious and shines when I'm done. I'll keep using it.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dc0729 Covers the Gray
I mix a little of this with the Chestnut color (3 parts chestnut to 1 part sable) and get a soft, lightly auburn result. Sometimes a little gray shows through but I find that is more of a plus than a minus as it looks like I have darker hair that is just beginning to lighten with gray. I add coffee water and vinegar per instructions. The color covers my gray very well and looks very natural. It lasts about 4 weeks & is easy to use (I use 1/4 cup instead of 1 cup for my short hair). The smell is like stale tobacco (not so great) but it goes away in a couple of days. Others say they cannot smell it, so maybe the smell stays in my nostrils. This is SO MUCH cheaper than going to the salon, it lasts just as long, is really no bother to apply, and gives great results.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cathy0005 good product
I have used this product regularly for a year. Its much better than chemical hair color.
October 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AZsho Good but not Best
Tried this once & found it's not as effective as the Saba Botanical Henna. Gray hair coverage was not effective and it doesn't seem to last as long as Saba.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by eucharisteo AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
I absolutely LOVE this product. I cannot explain how wonderful a change it has been to switch over to this versus paying $80+ for chemical treatments in the salon. The cost savings is amazing, and I am so thankful to not be pouring chemicals on my head every 6 weeks. AND, this holds in my hair longer than a professional chemical color does. I have graying hair, and this covers REALLY well. I use coffee instead of water, and add apple cider vinegar, as the instructions say, to help cover gray hair. And it really works.
Yes, it's messy. But who cares? I have shoulder-length hair and can color it myself without trouble. It is WELL worth the mess. LOVE, love, love this product!
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Resmyrranda Ladies, If Don't Do This You're Nuts
I've been coloring my hair for about 13 years, dark brown. I got tired of buying hair color at the drugstore every other week just to do my roots, I have long thick layered hair that was being damaged by store bought color, no matter the brand. So I did my research online about henna, and was delighted to find what I wanted on Swanson's since I'm already a customer. This WORKS! I tried it today, it covered my grey roots beautifully and highlighted the lighter strands, leaving the darker strands rich in color and soft. GET THIS and stop buying toxic damaging products at the drug store! :) .
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by moonmomof6 great product!!
I would recommend this to anyone!! I have used other hennas and indigos and this one was so easy to use,and the price is excellent!! If you know how to use hennas ,you know it is not like store bought colors ,it does take time and effort but it is well worth it knowing you are using a product that is not damaging to your hair or toxic to your body!!!
August 24, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by tuflilgal not a one person project
First,my fault for assuming this was a hair conditioner that colored your hair,not a hair color that conditioned. Very long thick hair and not wanting to get any dark stains on me or house, I should have called in a team of at least 3 to help hold,seperate and apply. You would have to put so much more liquid than instructed to be able to "paint" it on as stated. Ever grouted tile? that's the consistency and it falls it clumps to the floor not on your hair. Don't expect a dark brown product, it's cowpie green and smells like ground up grass.. I had to quick dunk my head in my horse trough to get it off me before I couldn't comb it out,it just made my hair a big globbed together mess. Procedure done with enough help this might work, but i would opt for the already prepared hair color sold on the same site. Good Luck!
August 6, 2012